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An exciting new Gateway - www.ocr.org.uk/thearts - has been launched by OCR to assist teachers and learners in the development of Arts, Creative and Performing Media skills.
Focusing on four distinct areas - Art and Design, Drama and Performing Arts, Music, and Media Studies, the Gateway provides a wealth of material including detailed syllabus specifications, schemes of work, exemplar materials and marking schemes.
The Gateway also features galleries of students' work for Art, Music and Drama and a Meet the Team option providing an introduction to the dedicated OCR team overseeing the Arts, Creative and Performing Media portfolio.
"There is a great deal of synergy between the different subject areas within the Arts", says Neil Cameron, OCR's Curriculum Manager for Arts and Humanities. "In creating this single Arts resource, we can offer a seamless link between the subjects, making access to information and guidance as straightforward as possible for teachers and learners."
To complement the launch, OCR has produced an informative folder-brochure that will be distributed to centres soon. The brochure will also appear on the Gateway as a downloadable e-brochure.
Further exciting features on the Gateway include a Twitter page and an opportunity for centres to have their work showcased - both online and at dedicated OCR events.